David Foreman, Managing Director of Newland Homes Ltd
, has commented as follows:
“We have just completed a development of 21 properties at Barbican Road in Barnstaple
on a brownfield town centre site that was a redundant gas works.
This is the ideal scenario for the provision of new housing.
We also believe that at times it is appropriate to build on green fields or farmland,
providing it is in a sustainable location and there is a demonstrated housing need,
and other viable alternatives are not available.
I know Manning’s Pit very well, and it is different.
It is a beautiful and special place that should not be encroached upon by new housing.
Manning’s Pit should be saved for its outstanding beauty, its ecology and its valuable public amenity.”